Scientific Name
Naso maculatus  
Naso maculatus班鼻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall & Struhsaker, 1981 Depth 43 - 100M
Chinese 班鼻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺尾鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F470 Acanthuridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 斑鼻魚 
Max Length 60 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 剝皮仔、打鐵婆、鬼角(臺東) 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality N. shore off Haleiwa, Oahu I., Hawaiian Is., U.S.A., 21°40'N, 158°07'W, 100 m 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Randall, J. E. etc. 1981 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059310. ASIZP0060998. ASIZP0061250. ASIZP0062613. ASIZP0074565. ASIZP0807598. ASIZP0900054. FRIP22295. NMMBP02386. NMMBP08545.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Spotted unicornfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal-fin rays VI-VII, 26-28 ; anal-fin rays II, 26-28 ; pectoral-fin rays 16-18 ; pelvic-fin rays I,3. Forehead without rostral prominence even in adults. Two small candal peduncular plates each with a sharp, approximately semicircular, laterally projecting keel. Caudal fin emarginate without a filament. Body pale gray to gray-brown with numerous small dark gray spots on head and body except ventrally; an irregular dark gray line fallowing lateral line; juveniles and subadults with fewer and relatively larger spots, some of which joined to form short irregular lines.
habitats A deep water species rarely seen by divers in less than 20m depth along steep reef walls, and the usual depth range reported is 40-100m, also occurs in scuba-diving depths in the cooler sea of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island. 
Distribution Pacific Ocean: southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands. Taiwan: South, Hsiaoliuchiu.  
Utility Commercial fishery species.